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  • On May 16, 2014
    J from WA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    This may seem like a stupid question, but I am trying to figure out what time we can arrive at the terminal and board the ship. I am not finding any general information on this on the disneycruise site. Is a general rule of thumb?

    Welcome aboard, J! There is no "stupid question" believe me! Disney Cruise Line has so much to offer, there is no way to know it all! But it's sure fun to experience it all!

    As a first time guest with Disney Cruise Line, you will be able to log into your reservation begin online check-in 75 days prior to setting sail. During that time, you will fill out your check-in information, choose a port arrival time, book Port Adventures and any other fun extras like Adult Exclusive dining or spa treatments. 

    A few different port arrival times will be listed, and you'll simply choose one. Once you arrive at the port around your assigned arrival time, you'll check in then wait until your family's number is called to board. It's really easy! Usually port arrival times start around 11, as boarding normally begins shortly after that, but again, the specifics for your particular sailing and port terminal will be available when you log in for your online check-in.

    Have fun planning!
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Meet the Panelist: Marcy, Ohio

Welcome aboard! I'm the mom of two tween/teen Castaway Clubbers who would live on any of the Disney ships if they could. I would love to help your family discover the magic that awaits you on the open seas with Disney Cruise Line. Learn More About Marcy

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